Model # R250AF18

Internet #202047341

RIDGID 18-Volt Cordless 15-Gauge Angled Nailer

Discontinued RIDGID

18-Volt Cordless 15-Gauge Angled Nailer

  • Sleek design makes the nailer compact and light
  • Cordless design for efficiency and convenience on the jobsite
  • Includes compact 18-volt lithium-ion battery for extended use

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Product Overview

The RIDGID 18-Volt Cordless 15-Gauge Angled Finish Nailer features a sleek design that makes it compact and light. The nailer is powered by a lithium-ion battery that can drive up to 500 nails per charge. It has a strip-style magazine that holds glue-collated fasteners. The nailer's trigger allows bump fire or sequential fire mode for high productivity and precise nail placement. The tool-free depth adjustment lets you consistently drive nails to the desired depth with accuracy to protect the work surface from overdriving.

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  • Strip-style magazine
  • Powerful lithium-ion battery drives up to 500 nails per charge
  • 1-1/2 Ah battery
  • Trigger allows bump fire or sequential fire mode for high productivity and precise nail placement
  • Tool-free depth adjustment consistently drives nails to the desired depth with accuracy to protect the work surface from overdriving
  • Lifetime service agreement with registration within 90 days of purchase
  • For driving glue-collated, 15-Gauge fasteners from 1-1/4 - 2-1/2 in. (fasteners not included)
  • Includes compact 18-volt lithium-ion battery for less user fatigue, charger and contractor bag
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Customer Questions & Answers

Are the angle of the nails the same as Paslode and Porter Cable

Asked by: Nailbanger
yes i used porter cable 15 ga home depot reccomended
Answered by: Bart
Date published: 2015-09-20

Has anyone used the nailer on Hardi Board; 1 inch thick. This is a common need for me.

Asked by: Kingyips
i used a Dewalt on hardy board worked great. Ridgid does not work well on 3/4 oak have not tried it on hardy
Answered by: Bart
Date published: 2015-09-20

X4 Batteries

Hello, I have two X4 high capacity batteries will these work/fit with this nailer?
Asked by: OM
It comes with a 1.0 battery.
Answered by: Robert
Date published: 2015-09-20

Is the nailer available "a la cart"? I already have batteries and charger

Asked by: Cando
Yes. It comes with a 1.0 battery and a charger (and some nails).
Answered by: Robert
Date published: 2015-09-20

I'm having a nail shooting issue

Recently during a home improvement project, my nailer stopped shooting all the way. I know they are the proper nails, as I have shot several strips through already. The battery is fully charged when I start, and most of the time it's only driving the nail about 1/2 way in. I have tried changing the settings for the depth with no positive results. In some cases, I have had to unlatch where the head is to get it off of a partially driven nail. I hope there's a remedy to this, I absolutely love this tool.
Asked by: Neal
I've had this frustration myself at times with this tool. I was trimming out a porch, and I had pullers at the ready all the time. I think if you've already dialed it up to max, and have a peak battery, that's all you can do. Some observations I made when using it was you have to hold it very firmly, solidly, to delivery full impact on the nail. Also, if using at an off angle, it will not plunge the nailhead properly. Something else, you could try would be to clean up any grime or goo, which may affect operation, and give moving shots a shot of silicone spray (external parts). Maybe it's due for service. I wish I could be more helpful. I haven't used mine in a long while.
Answered by: MacEwen
Date published: 2017-01-11

My rigid 15 gauge angled nailer cordless will not fire the driver doesn't go back far enough to fire the nail why

Asked by: Eugene

the plunger broke on mine, the part that pushes the nail out. can i get a replacement part from your store, or do i have to order it from ridgid?

Asked by: jm73
Thank you for your recent inquiry with The Home Depot. Unfortunately, this item is not available for replacement parts through The Home Depot. However, it may be beneficial to reach out to the manufacturer of the product. The manufacturer is Ridgid and their Customer Service department can be reached at 800-474-3443. For more information, please visit your nearest Home Depot store or call customer service at 1-800-430-3376.
Answered by: THDSUPPORT
Date published: 2015-09-20

Just purchased the nailer and slid in a sleeve of 1 1/4 inch Paslode 18 gauge nails. Spring loader doesn't secure nails

Am I missing something as it looks like longer nails will be held in by the spring loader.
Asked by: CR
Thank you for your interest in RIDGID. The RIDGID R250AF18 requires 34 degree 15 gauge nails, 18 gauge Pasload nails will not fit and work correctly in the nail guns magazine. Regards, RIDGID
Answered by: RIDGID
Date published: 2015-11-26
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Customer Reviews

18-Volt Cordless 15-Gauge Angled Nailer is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 83.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Gotta use the right ammo Thanks to another reviewer, I was able to actually use this product. Originally tried to use Bostitch nails, and they jammed three times out of four. Switched to Cable-Porter 15ga DA nails and the thing has worked beautifully ever since.
Date published: 2013-03-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Initally impressed later let down twice I was originally impressed with the nailer and the power. I used it for doors and trim and it worked great. Originally only down side was I didnt care for it using 15 gauge harder to find nails and prefer smaller nail head holes to patch. After about a month of use the nailer locked up. Thanks to Home Depot backing their products up they replaced it with a new one off the shelf no questions. The Second one has been used lightly and has lasted 8 months now but it doesnt always counter sink nails its been fussy. I will be going back to gas Paslode, Dewault cordless I have used as well but its slow, heavy and to large for tight areas. If the Ridgid only held up when working it was better then all the rest but both over time seem to have not lasted the test of time.....disappointed
Date published: 2011-06-13
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Wanted to badly to love this unit I have been researching cordless nailer to replace my Passlode finish nailer and to avoid lugging around my small air compressor unit. I have 4 other RIGID products and love them (warranty). I read the bad reviews on this, but ignored, because they don't alway represent products fairly. This unit had the sleekest design (compared to Bostich and Dewalt). The dewalt was WAY TOO BULKY and still used the archiac 18V Ni-Cad!! The unit design was sleek, generally light, and easy to handle and had slim Li-On battery. It even looked COOL! Unfortuantely after shooting just 6 nails, I determined that it did not have the power necessary to drive a nail into wood and had numerous failures trying to shoot nail. Would have preferred they focus on 18g nailer with better power since this is better suited for finish work like crown/base etc. BTW - They don't even include nails to test!!! Still love RIDGID and hope they improve on this one. Until then, I purchased $69 blackfriday compressor kit and it works.
Date published: 2010-12-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from One of my favorite Ridgid tools. I just bought my second Ridgid 15ga. 18v nailer to be used while the first one is in the repair shop getting a fix done on the nail magazine (free of charge through the Lifetime Service Agreement). The spring loaded nail advancer quit working. The first one I bought was in 2010, shortly after they came out, and had some issues right away with consistently firing and the battery would have to be frequently re-snapped in place to keep the gun working. It also required a completely charged high capacity (3 ah) battery to function (even though it came with a low capacity (1.5 ah) battery. When it finally quit working I took it in to HD and they sent it out for repairs. When I got it back it was working the way it should have from the beginning. I suspect there were some early design or part flaws that the repair fixed. It had been working perfectly for about 3 years until the nail magazine problem. The new one came with the new style battery and charger and has been flawless (I have a pneumatic 15ga. nailer I could have used while the original gun was being repaired, but I prefer cordless tools) It gets used a lot in rapid fire mode for hours on end driving 2 to 2 1/2" nails into softwoods. This gets the front metal housing pretty hot, but it has been unaffected so far. Some report batteries going dead when left in the gun overnight. I ran a test and a fully charged battery was still fully charged the next morning. The worklight on the gun has an actuation button which has to be manually shut off or it will continue burning, not so noticeable in the daylight and so easy to leave on. Maybe that is the source of the batteries dying. There is a depth adjustment dial on the back numbered 1-6. It seems to be an electrical adjustment, not a manual depth gauge like some guns. I run on 6 most of the time and it will drive 2 1/2" nails countersunk in hardwood. Using the right nail will eliminate jamming. Porter-Cable and Senco, both interior finish nails work perfectly. On the other hand, Porter-Cable exterior nails (look closely for the "exterior" "interior" designation on the box) look to have a slightly thicker galvanized coating and will jam with regularity in both of my guns (the heads get stuck entering the firing chamber). Are these guns perfect? Obviously not. But the newer ones, or repaired older ones, are such an improvement over dragging air lines all over the job site, that I find them to be indespensable. I have replaced virtually all my corded tools with cordless, so that is my bias. This tool will shoot hundreds of nails on a charged small battery, if you have 2 of the new style small batteries you could run all day non-stop.
Date published: 2013-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New Generation for RIGID Pneumatic, I would say. This is the best and lightest since Paslode had the Aluminum Finish Nailer; and that was Air hose and Compressor Trouble. This Puppy has it all; and portability. It surpasses theCompetition; all Portable and Butane versions, like a new generation should. I can not wait to see the Micro-PInner and the Spiker. Easy to Load, Fire and Free Jams. Your Moldings and Trims will thank you at the top of a ladder and in the Efficient and Fast, especially in the far corners, and there always is a nail left out there when the distance and the hose and the awkward come into play.
Date published: 2014-11-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from 50/50 SO got tired of my cordless Paslode finish nailer not firing and finally quiting on me, so i decided to by this rigid finish nailer because i already have rigid cordless tools that i like, the price is 100$ cheaper then the next gun, and the lifetime service warranty makes me feel good inside! It is nice to know that i shouldn't have to spend another dollar to have a working gun for the rest of my life! went to store, bought it with the porter-cable 2inch nails, went home, took out of box to nail together a 23/32 plywood box that i was building to hold kids toys. FIRST nail goes a third of the way in, the second nail jams. Clear the jam, Gun wont fire another nail!!!! i lose my mind! take it back to the store, take another rigid gun off the self, use 2.5 inch porter cable nails and this one works like a beauty!!!! smooth! so the moral of my story is make sure to try the gun in the store before you leave! hope this helps the next person.
Date published: 2014-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for what I do with it. I live in an apartment to hobby with tools and yet have to keep the noise down. This is the perfect tool for what I do. The tool is light weight and easy to use. It holds a lot of nails so I don't have to be reloading it all the time. It's built tough so I don't feel I have to baby the thing. The depth adjustment works just like they said it would. So far I have made a couple of fences, bird houses, a miniature barn, several doors, and all sorts of cabinets with no problems. Like everyone else, I think the batteries could last a little longer but it only takes about the same time as having a cup of coffee to charge it up again.
Date published: 2013-05-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not What I Hoped For I've already returned one because it just stopped functioning with no warning after very little time. Home Depot was nice enough to give me a new one when the first one quit working even though it was past 90 days. However the second one has decided to do the same thing. Just stop working in the middle of a job. I love Ridgid tools it's all I own but this one needs to be tweeked to be up to Ridgids standards. I owned the Paslode for 20 years before I experienced problems unfortunately the parts to fix it were no longer available due to the design changes they made years ago. Going to go with the pneumatic, till I find a cordless that lives up to MY standards.
Date published: 2010-10-05
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